The key word here is "chewy". I like chewy. No, I love chewy cookies. Sam does too, and because of that, we love this recipe. Just about any cookie with chocolate chips stuck in it can taste pretty darn good, but the texture is just as important. This recipe makes that perfect chewy cookie that stays chewy. It doesn't get crunchy and crisp after you leave them sit for a day like some I've tried. Oh, and they taste heavenly. The best part is that you can make them bigger and stick some vanilla ice cream between two of them and have a delicious ice cream sandwich...mmmmmm!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
In a large bowl, beat together:
1 c. real butter, unsalted
1 c. granulated sugar
1 c. dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 t. vanilla
Beat until the mixture looks soft and whispy:
In the food processor or blender, blend 2-1/2 c. of oats (the secret to the chewy goodness) until they are the consistency of flour, like this:
To the ground oats add:
2 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 t. baking powder
1 t. baking soda
Mix it well and combine with the sugar/butter mixture:
Once it is well combined, add in a bag of your favorite flavored chips (chocolate, butterscotch, white chocolate, ect.) I decided to try these new white chocolate/semi-sweet chocolate swirl chips (and they are good):
You could also add chopped walnuts, if so desired. Using a small melon baller (or your hands) make small balls and lay on a parchment paper lined sheet:
Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 10 minutes. I leave some in for the whole time to get a darker cookie, and some in for just 8 minutes to get a really light, softer cookie. Both are delicious. This recipe makes quite a few dozen. Store them in an airtight container and enjoy all week long!
I was excited to finally receive my copy of the 4th book in the Twilight series today, Breaking Dawn, in the mail today. I know it's for teens, but I love this series for an interesting and quick read. I won't lie, Edward the vampire is hot. Too hot for teenage girls. He needs a woman, not a girl! :) Is anyone else reading this book right now? If so, we'll have to discuss it because I know I'll finish it in less than a day, even if it means staying up until early daylight hours to do so!